Eurospace White Paper – “Supporting Electronic Assemblies and PCBs for a resilient and competitive EEE components supply chain in Europe”

This white paper here provides a review of the Printed Circuit Board (PCB) and Advanced Packaging supply chains in Europe, from the point of view of critical applications, such as for space (and defence) programmes, and also from the point of view of the main leading industry organisations such as the IPC and the EIPC.

It notes that against the key trends identified in electronics technologies, the European PCB supply chain exhibits a few weak spots which affect a broad range of industrial sectors, from consumer electronics to high-performance/high-reliability sectors like automotive, aerospace and defence.

This white paper was authored by a representative group of experts from the space PCB and space electronics stakeholder community, involving customers, integrators and manufacturers. It was endorsed and released by Eurospace.